August 9

Ndindi Nyoro breaks 3 decades long history to secure Kiharu seat for second term

Thursday, August 11th, 2022 22:40 | By
Ndindi Nyoro breaks 3 decades long history to secure Kiharu seat for second term
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro acknowledges cheers from the crowd during yesterday’s UDA campaigns in Murang’a county. COURTESY/DPPS.

Kiharu member of parliament Ndindi Nyoro who has been rated as among the best performing Members of Parliament in Kenya has brokered a three-decades-long history to secure the seat for a second term.

Ndindi took the lead over his opponents by garnering 68,434 votes out of the 80,612 votes cast.

The constituency has had a long history of not re-electing a Member of Parliament a trail which runs down to 1988 when the late Kenneth Matina was the MP.

Matiba secured the seat three consecutive times from 1979 to 1988. Prior to him, Julius Kiano also did three terms from 1966 to 1974.

Gidraph Mwangi took the seat between 1988 to 1992 before Matiba recaptured the seat from 1992 to 1997.

He later lost to Ngenye Kariuki who did only one term and lost to Kembi Gitura in 2002.

Kembi lost to Muturi Mwangi in 2007.

In 2013, Muturi lost to Irungu Kang'ata who in 2017 did not defend his seat instead he went for the Murang'a Senator's position and won.

Ndindi who was the CDF manager during Kang'ata's tenure vied for the Kiharu parliamentary seat in 2017 and won.

In this year's election, he was facing off with five other candidates namely; Karanja Mburi, Judy Makira, Dennis Maina, Joseph Njogu and Erastus Macharia.

Ndindi has taken to the social media platforms to thank Kiharu residents for their support promising to deliver more during his second term.

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